No Doubt Is Sick Of Easy Fashion

Gwen Stefani and No Doubt are getting back together for a tour this summer, and in preparation for that they’ve decided to cover another song from the 1980s. Adam and the Ants‘ olde-tyme ode to highway robbery “Stand And Deliver” gets the honors, in a cover that makes the “band” part of No Doubt kind of irrelevant; really, this song could have slid into a platinum edition of Love. Angel. Music. Baby. pretty easily. Original after the jump.

No Doubt – Stand And Deliver [YouTube]
Adam And The Ants – Stand And Deliver [YouTube]

  • Anonymous

    That pretty much cured me of any desire to see No Doubt live.

  • Nicolars

    It isn’t enough for No Doubt that they almost destroyed my love for “It’s My Life”, now they have to defile the Dandy Highwayman?

    Nice ripoff of the Two Tone look, btw.

  • Ned Raggett

    Like any band, anywhere, could top the original video.

  • silkyjumbo

    @Nicolars: my thought exactly.

  • enriquez the water bottle

    I listened to eight seconds of this (like a rodeo) and I was done.

    Seriously, it’s not even “OH GAWD!!! They dared cover Adam Ant,” it’s just a terrible cover, in completely the wrong tempo, and… GAH!!.

  • Nicolars

    @enriquez the water bottle: I had to turn it off after five seconds, I admire your endurance.

  • Nicolars

    This man is my hero for giving Gwen a taste of her own bad medicine.

  • Anonymous

    And it’s frickin’ No Doubt, yet they couldn’t throw in a few bars of ska guitar? Not even a few token’s during the completely pointless (except to bring the running time up to a more contemporary “one minute too long”) drum and vocal at the end?

    They not only ruined my morning; but retroactively ruined the past weeks worth of listening to Adam Ant over and over again. I want revenge!

  • moomintroll

    This is terrible. What does Gwen sound like? I think this could have been a great cover, I was actually excited when I saw this, But come on! It’s like they actually tried to make it as awful as possible.

    This is how countless youngsters will first hear of this song.
    *goes into corner to sob uncontrollably*

  • Ned Raggett

    @moomintroll: countless youngsters

    I dunno, aren’t No Doubt classic rock now?

  • cockfightbarmitzvah

    They mighta scored a few points in my book if they’d covered “Strip” instead. I guess now the ball is in the Pussycat Dolls to cover/ruin it now.

  • Dick Laurent is dead.

    The Sugar Ray cover was better than this dreck.

  • Audif Jackson Winters III

    Couldn’t make it to 1:30. That is just awful.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed her phony british accent

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what i enjoyed more, the sluggish tempo or her bad british accent

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care for this, I think I would have preferred it if they covered “Beat My Guest”. There’s a lot of wailing going on in the tune that I think would have suited her voice better.

  • Anonymous

    @Ned Raggett: The kids today dig the classic rock. Not like in my day, when we had REAL classic rock.

  • Anonymous

    wow, having never seen no doubt back in the day, i had disillusioned myself into thinking this would be my chance to see them in all their ska-punk glory with the same Gwen Stefani who did Saw Red with Sublime. Thanks for saving me some cash.

  • queensissy

    It’s a fool’s errand to try to cover this song with only one drummer, but to just chuck it in with that clodhopping 2/4 beat is criminal. And what about the yodelling? I thought Gwen was an avid yodeller. I need to throw a transmission through a pub window now…

  • Thierry

    Not that there was huge amount to forget, but Gwen’s clearly forgotten how to sing since she went solo. Or at least sing without a smirk or some ridiculous affectation.

  • bruzie

    Do they even know what a record collection is? Even the demo version on the remastered Prince Charming album is better than this dreck.

  • Anonymous

    I dunno, this sounds a lot like old No Doubt to me. A LOT. Only thing is Gwen might not be singing over tracks of her own voice (or background voices), but otherwise this sounds positively vintage.

  • Anonymous

    Note that I’m really not comparing this at all to the original. I’m just sayin this sounds like an album cut from an old no doubt album.

  • moomintroll

    @Ned Raggett: I guess I was just supposing that this might become popular with kids who think No Doubt is classic. Therefore making their knowledge of the original a bit slim? I don’t know?
    Either way it’s a travesty!

  • NewHillBilly

    Sounds like it was supposed to be a cover of Annabella Lwin & Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy” – that went horribly wrong.
    (And yes their cover of TalkTalk was insufferable.)

  • Butch Huskey

    I now have to somehow reconcile the beautiful memory of losing my virginity while SAD played on the record player with the ear-raping I received while listening to this crap. It’s a SAD day indeed, when a forty-something mom can’t even enjoy a walk down memory lane without Gwen mucking it up. Arrgh!

  • KikoJones

    Why couldn’t No Doubt just stay gone? Really…